We know your travel plans may have changed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and like it or not, remote education and virtual learning are likely to continue for millions of children this fall. Many school districts will be implementing some version of distance learning in their reopening plans.  Fortunately, there are still safe ways to travel and safe places to visit if you do your homework and think out of the box.

In light of the situation, many families are pivoting to vacation rentals as an option for a much-needed escape from the pandemic stress while continuing a somewhat normalcy in life. The responsibility of parents to ensure their children are adequately educated virtually is not without complications. However, there are opportunities to be had. Vacation rental homes in Santa Barbara offer plenty of space, privacy and comfort, and are the safest way for families to enjoy the fall school season despite the COVID-19 pandemic challenges.

So whether you’re looking for a safe staycation or nearby beach getaway for the fall, our family and kid-friendly vacation rental homes boast prime Santa Barbara locations and prices well below the cost of an upscale hotel room. Choose from coastal vacation rental homes within walking distance to well-known beaches, Santa Barbara’s famed waterfront, Downtown State Street or The Funk Zone, one of Sant Barbara’s most vibrant neighborhood pockets.

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Set up house in a vacation rental

No one expected 2020 to be a year where vacation plans and summer camps would be cancelled and kids would be home, not only for the summer, but well into the remainder of the year. But all is not lost.

For most families, airline travel is not an option, but road trips within a day or so’s distance are more feasible. And traveling by car allows you to pack for a longer stay. Vacation rental homes can be booked for short-term as well as longer-term stays, such as a month. Families can comfortably set up home and let their kids settle into the surroundings. They’ll have plenty of room to stretch out and explore the property as well as the neighborhood.

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High-speed WiFi in all Haller Coastal Homes vacation rentals ensures easy virtual learning in any room in the house. After virtual school, kids can enjoy the pleasant Santa Barbara weather in any number of ways, be it playing on the beach or skateboarding or bike riding the nearby paths. The whole family won’t want to miss a walk together to McConnell’s for its famously made from scratch ice cream.

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Laundry facilities and kitchen dishwashers make it easy for your family to keep your surroundings comfortably clean as you would in your own home. We have also implemented enhanced cleaning policies and safety measures at all our vacation rental homes ensuring the property is adequately cleaned prior to your arrival. Please see our Cleaning Protocol PDF which details our deep cleaning and sanitization process in line with the CDC recommendations.

Social distance at spacious Santa Barbara beach homes

If there ever was a time to find a place to call your home away from home, fall of 2020 is it. Head out to the American Riviera where there is plenty of room to spread out and socially distance. Choosing a vacation rental home means more spacious bedrooms, living areas, large kitchens and separate bathrooms for the kids.

Whether you think your kids will be distance learning or if you’ll be personally homeschooling them, there are opportunities for parents to find some rest, relaxation and enjoyment between classes. Check out idyllic coastal beach homes for vacation rental and create a home away from home that you’ve always dreamed of. There is a silver lining to this pandemic and we at Haller Coastal Homes are here to help you find it.

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